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Israelis blast Hamas-flown drone

Kerry due in Cairo after Egyptians propose cease-fire

Posted: July 15, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

A Palestinian confronts an Israeli soldier, left, during a demonstration against Israeli military action in Gaza, near the West Bank town of Nablus, Monday, July 14, 2014. Israel began its campaign against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza last Tuesday, saying it was responding to heavy rocket fire from the densely populated territory. The military says it has launched more than 1,300 airstrikes since then, while Palestinian militants have launched nearly 1,000 rockets at Israel. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military intercepted an unmanned aircraft flown from Gaza on Monday, blowing it apart in midair just offshore from the Israeli port city of Ashdod, a spokesman said. The drone attack by Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, added a new element to the week-long conflict with Israel.

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